Archived articles


A carceral crisis
Published Oct 15, 2020
A new report published by Johns Hopkins provides recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the criminal justice system
Serving the greater good
Published Oct 15, 2020
Paula Thornhill, associate director of the Strategic Studies program at Johns Hopkins SAIS and a former officer in the U.S. Air Force, sees troubling signs of politicization of the military
Election security
Safeguard the vote
Published Oct 12, 2020
Avi Rubin, an expert in computer and election security, warns of clear and immediate threats to the integrity of our voting systems
Poor families must move often, but rarely escape concentrated poverty
Published Oct 8, 2020
Unforeseen crises force families living in poverty to move to the safest, most convenient locations rather than to places with more opportunities and less segregation
Social change
In youth we trust
Published Oct 6, 2020
Hahrie Han, inaugural director of the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins who specializes in the study of civic and political participation, collective action, and organizing, writes about her greatest hope for democracy
SNF Agora Institute
Disinformation 2020
Published Oct 5, 2020
SNF Agora Institute explores how information can be manipulated and confused in the current political landscape as part of election conversation series
Vaccine opponents unite around a 'civil liberties' argument on social media, study finds
Published Oct 2, 2020
Anti-vaxxer strategy shift on Facebook may signal a fierce fight over an eventual COVID-19 vaccine
College football
A deep south tradition, born in Baltimore
Published Oct 2, 2020
On Oct. 3, the Georgia and Auburn football programs will renew their historic rivalry, which effectively gave rise to big-time college sports below the Mason-Dixon Line. Two Johns Hopkins alums made it all happen.
Sports safety and COVID-19
Published Sept 30, 2020
Health security expert and Olympian Tara Kirk Sell dives into the pros and cons of organized sports during a pandemic in recent episode of Public Health On Call podcast
Hopkins Votes pivots to digital support
Published Sept 21, 2020
The nonpartisan initiative hosts weekly virtual office hours, provides resources for students, faculty, and staff as Hopkins ramps up efforts to encourage voter participation, engagement